Do you know about Google Drive? Sounds like an accessory for your car, but it’s actually a powerful tool available to all students, staff, and faculty at USC. Many people use Google Drive to collaborate on documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. It also includes ways to make simple surveys, collect and analyze data and make charts. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s easy to buy a smart phone or tablet, but harder to figure out which apps to install. Which are the best for taking notes, commenting on PDF files, or other academic needs? Which of the clinical information apps are the most user-friendly and reliable? Present your favorite apps and watch other’s presentations about their favorite apps at the Norris Library’s Mobile App Show and Tell on Friday, April 4th, noon-1 PM in the West Conference Room.
Have you ever wished your PowerPoint presentations looked more professional or struggled so long with the software only to have created a handful of slides by the end of the day? Have you felt that PowerPoint was your biggest obstacle to communicating your message?
The Norris Medical Library will offer a hands-on Advanced PowerPoint Training workshop on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the NML Computer Classroom on the upper level of the library. Come explore the features of PowerPoint 2013 and learn to make professional and attractive presentations. This class covers templates, SmartArt, sophisticated animation, inserting images, audios, videos, and more!
Please register for the workshop, as seating is limited.
Are you too swamped to read that article or explore that website you stumbled on while looking for something else? Now you can put it in your “Pocket” to read at a more convenient time. Formerly called “Read it Later”, the free, cross-platform app allows users to save articles, videos, images and web pages directly from browsers and more than 300 other apps. Once saved, Pocket contents can be viewed on all your devices, even without an internet connection.
Finding it hard to keep up with the ever-growing number of free productivity apps? To keep you in the know, New@Norris will feature a series of posts highlighting a variety of tools that will enhance your scholarly life. Read the rest of this entry »